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Sutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced that several of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - are scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Netflix's 'Series of Unfortunate Events' on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

On this week's THE VIEW on ABC, actor Neil Patrick Harris gave the co-hosts a glimpse at his role in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.' (more...)

Candis C. Jones, Jesca Prudencio, and More Complete The Drama League's 'Directorfest 2016' Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2016: The 33rd Annual Directors Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by The Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Candis C. Jones, James Dean Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, and Shaun Patrick Tubbs. (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Jeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes back Broadway's Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas) to the company beginning Wednesday, January 11th. (more...)

MTH Theater at Crown Center Announces 2017 A NIGHT ON THE TOWN Performance Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In its third year, MTH expands the A Night On the Town performance series for 2017. The first edition is schedule for January 26-28 and will feature Kansas City Soprano Alison Sneegas Borberg. (more...)

Tony Nominee Stephen Bogardus Joins Feinstein's/54 Below's Christopher Guest Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below has added Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus to From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest Movies, which celebrates Christopher Guest's  thirty plus years in filmmaking, on Sunday, January 22nd (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Remy Holzer - Jan 5, 2017

Skeptics of musical theater like to ask, 'But how do they know the song?' when characters join in during a musical number. One of the virtues of HAIRSPRAY is that the audience itself actually does this: the songs are so catchy that we start singing along. This is appropriate, given the show's message of inclusivity and empowerment of the ordinary. Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) are responsible for the irresistible score of this show, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, that follows plucky, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad's quest to integrate the 'Corny Collins Show,' an AMERICAN BANDSTAND-style teen dance party that she adores. Along the way, she falls in love with one of its stars, locks horns with another, makes new friends who are black and have a different perspective and a different way of dancing, and finds a place for herself on the show and in life. And her mother Edna and best friend Penny also benefit from Tracy's widening world. (more...)

Orange is the New Black Star Lea DeLaria Brings a Night of Music and Comedy to ArtPower at UC San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Lea DeLaria from Orange is the New Black Performs at ArtPower at UC San Diego on January 14, 2017 (more...)

Lee Roy Reams Signs on for LOVE! I HEAR! on Valentine's Day at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Lee Roy Reams, star of 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, and countless others, will star in Love! I Hear!: Broadway's Love Letter To Valentine's Day, on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017  (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show is directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider, who produced last year's critically acclaimed Valentine's Day show, I Do! I Do! (more...)

ON THE TOWN Co-Stars Alysha Umphress & Cody Williams Celebrate New Year's Eve Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Broadway's Alysha Umphress turned to Instagram over the weekend to share the exciting news that she and her On the Town co-star, Cody Williams became engaged on New Year's Eve. (more...)

Colin Hanlon Will Join IN TRANSIT; Telly Leung Departs for Personal Obligation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The producers of IN TRANSIT announced today that Broadway veteran Colin Hanlon (Falsettos, Rent) will assume the role of 'Steven' in Broadway's first a cappella musical, beginning Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

WATCH: Billy Lewis Jr. Lets Off Some Steam in Video for New Single 'Landslide'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Counterplay Management is pleased to announce the release of the video for “Landslide”, the much anticipated new single from Billy Lewis Jr. (“Glee”, Spring Awakening, Hair). (more...)

Utah Opera 2016-2017 Season Continues With MAN OF LA MANCHA, 1/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In January 2017, Utah Opera will present one of the most beloved musical masterpieces of all time, Mitch Leigh's "Man of La Mancha," a tale of the knight errant Don Quixote and his obsessive quest for the impossible dream made famous in Broadway production and on film.  (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre Present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents the World Premiere of WINTER by Julie Jensen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Winter by Julie Jensen. The production, co-directed by RTE members Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich,runs January 7 - February 11, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of INTO THE WOODS at TUTS - Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey, Jeremy Hays and More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner heads up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, which opened last night, December 6th, and runs through the 18th. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

Broadway's IN TRANSIT Officially Opens This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical, now in previews, officially opens on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:30pm at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva', Featuring R&B Singer Monifah, Changes Venue
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Today, Tmapp, in association with CBO Entertainment, announced that the Equity Showcase production of FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva,' has changed venues. Beginning Friday, December 9, 2016, the musical will play MIST Harlem (www.mistharlem.com), uptown's premiere live performance and special event venue through December 20, 2016. (more...)

Casting Complete for The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Drama League has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2016: The 33rdAnnual Directors Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by The Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Candis C. Jones, James Dean Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, and Shaun Patrick Tubbs. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: TAILS OF BROADWAY- Beowulf Boritt Gets Hugs from Hermione
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 8, 2016

In this edition, meet a pup whose name has appeared in many of her dad's Broadway designs- Beowulf Boritt's dog, Hermione! (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey, Jeremy Hays and More in INTO THE WOODS at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner heads up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, which opened last night, December 6, and runs through December 18. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Rehearsals of TUTS' INTO THE WOODS Starring Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey, Jeremy Hays and More; Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner will head up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, beginning tonight, December 6th through the 18th.  Check out the videos below of the rehearsals and a first look at the stage below! (more...)

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis & More Join ASTEP's Christmas Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis and Sean Zuni Green to join the lineup at Artists Striving to End Poverty's Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. Additional exclusive experiences from Cats the Musical on Broadway and Wicked have been added to the special auction through Charitybuzz, featuring opportunities from Hamilton, 'Kristin Chenoweth's National Tour', and set visits to shows such as Law & Order: SVU with star Raul Esparza. (more...)

FROM GUFFMAN TO SPINAL TAP: 54 SINGS CHRISTOPHER GUEST Announces Initial Casting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

To celebrate over thirty years in film-making the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits will share one-of-a-kind performances at From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest on Sunday, January 22nd (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show is directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider. (more...)

Cast of off-Broadway's CAGNEY Proves 'The Show Must Go On'!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The cast of off-Broadway's hit musical CAGNEY, which follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to one of Hollywood's brightest stars, proved the old adage that the show must go on. (more...)

Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Robert Creighton (Cagney), and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) will join some of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar® and Tony® Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 28, 2016
by - Dec 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Ladies Perform Rare Irving Berlin Tune
by Stage Tube - Dec 24, 2016

We all know White Christmas, but did you know that Irving Berlin wrote another Christmas song? On the newest episode of The Richard Rockage Show, 'Holiday Inn' cast members perform rare, 100-year-old Irving Berlin Christmas Song Cast members of 'Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical' perform a rare Irving Berlin Christmas song that turns 100 today.  (more...)

TRU to Host 'RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER' Producer Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

BWW Photo Flash: Students With Adults in INTO THE WOODS at TUTS - Emily Skinner, Nick Bailey and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner heads up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, which opened December 6. The student cast from the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre posed for some very special photos with their adult character counterparts. Check out the pics below! (more...)

CAGNEY Celebrates 300th Performance at The Westside Theater Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY Company Celebrates 300th Performance off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/13/2016 - 12/20/2016
by - Dec 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/13/2016 - 12/20/2016. (more...)

New Year's Celebrations Across West Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

January in West Michigan is glittering and refreshing, and what better way to welcome in a new year than by enjoying one of the many celebrations on this side of the state. Whether that means a sparkling dress and a glass of champagne, or hot chocolate with the kids while counting down to midnight, there are a variety of activities across West Michigan to enjoy and celebrate. (more...)

Industry Readings of WEARING BLACK Set for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company present a staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas.  Directed by Markus Potter, WEARING BLACK will play two performances on Monday, January 23, at 3PM and 7PM, at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

CAGNEY to Mark 300th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 300th performance on Wednesday afternoon, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Theatre Under the Stars Releases Extended Look at Emily Skinner-Led INTO THE WOODS - Closing This Week!
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2016

Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skinner heads up an all-star cast for a newly conceptualized production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre Under The Stars, which opened last night, December 6th, and runs through the 18th. Check out an extended preview of the production below! (more...)

BWW Review: CLUB SWIZZLE Went Down A Treat! at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - Dec 15, 2016

Club Swizzle is the kind of experience you see in the movies, the kind of night you move cities for, the kind of place where even the humblest ticket holder can feel like a star. Brett Haylock, producer of the indomitable La Clique and La Soiree, has brought the sparkle and fizz back to Sydney and dusted off the Opera House for a night of vintage good fun. Throw on your glad-rags, take along your lover and prepare to be swizzed...swuzzled...swoozed? I dunno, ask Amy G, she's the comedy queen 'round these here parts. (more...)

Stars of WICKED & SWEENEY TODD Join Christopher Guest Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below has added The Skivvies' Lauren Molina,  and Wicked's Caroline Bowman to From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest Movies. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS to Be Presented Live Onstage at Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, is coming to the Community Center Theater this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana from Dec. 27, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017, at the Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street, Sacramento. (more...)

Breaking News: We've Got the Low Down- Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Will Lead Manhattan Concert Productions' CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions has just announced lead casting for their 25th anniversary concert version of Gershwin's musical comedy Crazy for You. Tony award nominees Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes, will co-star as Bobby Child and Polly Baker for this one night only event at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will direct the Tony Award-winning Crazy for You 25 years to the day from its opening night on Broadway. The performance features Stroman's choreography from the original production, a chorus of 240 singers from across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Following the success of The Secret Garden earlier this year, Crazy for You marks the fifth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions' critically acclaimed Broadway Series that has also included Parade, Titanic, and Ragtime. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Performs 'Put On A Happy Face' Birthday Tribute to Dick Van Dyke
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2016

Cory Lingner, of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and On the Town, has created a birthday video for Dick van Dyke, who is celebrating his 91st birthday today. Scroll down to watch the fun tribute, featuring original choreography set to the classic 'Put On A Happy Face' from BYE BYE BIRDIE - in which van Dyke starred on Broadway and won a Tony Award in 1961 - filmed at the Canal Walk in Indianapolis! (more...)

Dancing Through Distress: Male dancers from SYTYCD, NYCB and Broadway Reflect on Challenges and Struggles They Faced Growing Up in a Studio
by Gianluca Russo - Dec 12, 2016

A sense of fulfillment fills his body as he sees his reflection in the hazy mirror. The music begins, and he suddenly feels completely comfortable in a place he only arrived at a few weeks prior. Each beat of the song sends pulses through the somewhat scratched up flooring, up through his bare feet, taking over his entire body. His demeanor is peaceful, passionate and powerful as he commands his way across the floor with the other dancers, each movement a new discovery in his mind. As the combination comes to an end, finishing with a grand jeté into a graceful arabesque par terre, 18 year old Nick Nazzaro remains in disbelief that he is spending his days dancing in the city of his dreams. (more...)

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